Samuel Umtiti, Semedo and Roberto in a rondo


Defense remains the great mole in Barça's renewal process

Published:28/05/2020 - 00:54h

Updated:28/05/2020 - 07:55h

A few years ago, FC Barcelona entered a period of team renewal to continue competing at the highest level when the most veteran players end up leaving. This plan seems to be working in the middle and the front, but not in defense

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The FC Barcelona began does some years a slow and gradual process of reconstruction in all the zones of the field. The Barcelona darse that the most veteran needed replacements and began to fichar to young talents that some day could sucederles. Under this premise arrived for example Ousmane Dembélé, Clément Lenglet, Arthur Melo, Frenkie of Jong or more recently Francisco Trincao. Besides, also it arrived Antoine Griezmann, that to his 29 years could be the successor in the short term of Leo Messi that in June will fulfil 33.

Also it burst into out of nowhere Ansu Fati, that if it follows progressing as up to now it could be one of the mainstays of the Barça of the future in the forward. With him, Trincao, Griezmann and probably Lautaro Martínez, that is near to be blaugrana, to fault of retouchings the Catalans seem to have ensured the future to half and long term in the forward. It would remain to see which raisin with Dembélé, since the French without injuries is called to be one of the best extremes of the world. If it leaves backwards his physical problems, the line of attack culé has rope for while.

With the centre of the field sucede the same that with the forward. Sergio Busquets already has gone in in the straight final of his career, the same that Messi and Luis Suárez, but the Barcelona has not doubted in fichar to people for suplir to the of Badia. Of Jong is called to be his direct relief in what it begin to flojear, whereas Arthur would have to be 'the new Xavi'. The Brazilian already is in this, whereas by behind arrive Carles Aleñá, Álex Hill and Riqui Puig of the quarry, and Pedri of The Palms. All have talent and could be important in the future of the club.

But the very that seems that it is working in the average and the leading is proportional to the bad that are working the bets for the defence. Nélson Semedo Arrived in 2017 for suceder to Dani Alves and three years afterwards follows without being indisputable headline. The future of the luso, in fact, seems that it is out of the Camp Nou and could go out this summer. Moussa Wagué, to the that fichó like project of future, neither has worked and is in the door of exit. Emerson Royal, yielded in the Betis, is the big Barcelona hope, but seems that it will not arrive until 2021.

The left side is even more chaotic that the right, since Jordi Alba has already 31 years and the future of the place does not paint well right now. Junior Firpo was the elected by the Barcelona the past summer, but the ex of the Betis has not surrendered as it expected and says that it could go in in the 'Operation Lautaro'. Besides, by the way has left go to Marc Cucurella, that in the Getafe has gone out . Besides, Juan Miranda, the bet of the club by in front of the azulón, has not played at all in his cession to the Schalke and his future like culé hangs of a thread.

Only Lenglet convinces in the centre of the defence

Finally, in the centre of the alone defence Lenglet is a certainty. The ex sevillista has surrendered even better of what expected when it arrived in 2018. With Quique Setién is not indisputable as yes it went it with Ernesto Valverde, but for the club is a fixed of face to the future. In fact, it is the only piece that does not leave doubts, since so much Umtiti like the now yielded Jean-Clair Todibo have a foot went. The French youngster arrived in January of 2019, but has left to the Schalke yielded almost without playing of blaugrana, and now seems that it will leave traspasado to do box.

The case of 'Big Sam' is definitely the more sangrante, since to these heights had to be the leader of the saga. With 26 years, after going out in his two first campaigns, had to be his moment, but the injuries have him lastrado and now is a shadow of what went. The Barça wants to undo of him and look forward to traspasarle or include him in the traspaso of Lautaro. Ronald Araújo, that aims to fourth head office the course that comes, is the hope on a long-term basis, but does fault a central of category to substitute to Gerard Hammered that it already has 33 years. In summary, the Barcelona needs to renew almost all his defensive line, but luckily for Bartomeu and Abidal, seems that that 'brown' will eat it to him the next directive in 2021.

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